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Tuesday 29 November 2016

Hundreds of thousands of civilians penned into last remaining corner of East Aleppo as attacks close in

In a little over 36 hours, the latest assault on East Aleppo has displaced thousands of people and cornered some 250,000 in the last opposition-held area of the city as the Syrian army and its allies have taken key district, after key district. Up to 100,000 children are unable to escape the destruction.

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Monday 28 November 2016

In Syria I met a child from Mosul, scared and alone

It’s been about two years since 11-year-old Iraqi refugee Samer* has been held by his mother, or played with his four brothers. He has never met his new baby sister.

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Friday 25 November 2016

Death of child in Moria fire a disgrace for both EU and Greek Government

Following reports of the tragic death of a six-year-old child and woman during a fire in Moria detention centre last night on the Greek island of Lesvos, Save the Children is calling on the EU and the Greek government to urgently work to tackle overcrowding in refugee camps on the islands by moving people to safe and open facilities on the mainland.

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Wednesday 23 November 2016

Save the Children’s search and rescue ship returns to Italy after dramatic night rescue of more than 400 refugees and migrants – 1 in 4 thought to be children

Save the Children’s vessel – the Vos Hestia – is heading to the Sicilian port of Trapani with more than 400 people on board – including around 100 children and several pregnant women. The vast majority of the minors are thought to be travelling all alone.

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Wednesday 23 November 2016

Medics across north-west Syria look to fortify hospitals as last children’s facility in East Aleppo is devastated

Medics across north-west Syria look to fortify hospitals as last children’s facility in East Aleppo is devastated

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